Carlo Ginzburg. The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller. Translated by John and Anne C. Tedeschi. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins. The Cheese and the Worms: the Cosmos of a 16th-Century Miller by Carlo Ginzburg, translated by John Tedeschi and Anne Tedeschi. The Cheese and the Worms has ratings and reviews. Jan-Maat Carlo Ginzburg uses the trial records of Domenico Scandella, a miller also known as.
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He was sent to prison for the rest of his life. The historian in me just can’t quite handle the leaps Ginzburg makes from the available evidence, though, so I’m really unsure gnzburg I will hang on to it. Menocchio was a literate peasant aorms rarity so it’s tempting to This mirco-history concerns the life and times of one Domenico Scandella, a miller known as ‘Menocchio’, who was put on trial during the Inquisition for conceiving of and promulgating a blasphemous cosmos in a town of the north-eastern Italian state of Friuli.
Paperbackpages. Oct 07, Charlie Hersh rated it it was amazing Shelves: They offer as much of a clue as what people actually believed as the writings of a Luther car,o Zwingli and an insight with its images of mouldy cheese and God as master builder with sub-contracted angels creating the world into tge how divergent the reception of ideas could be. After a few years he was released from prison, but he couldn’t stop talking, and ultimately the cardinal and pope put wormw red slippers down and insisted he be burned at the stake, pronto.
Venice was the most liberal and anti-clerical state in Italy: It is a morality rather than a religion. The Cheese and the Worms Italian: What this demonstrates is that the peasant culture within Montereale saw this man named Menocchio as a harmless thinker, breaching subjects which were frightening because of the wrath of the Catholic Church yet intriguing.
This mirco-history concerns the life and times of one Domenico Scandella, a miller known as ‘Menocchio’, who was put on trial during the Inquisition for conceiving of and promulgating a blasphemous cosmos in a town of the north-eastern Italian state of Friuli. Domenico Scandella, known as Menocchio, lived from to or He may not ginzbburg understood what he was reading very well due to limited literacy or not being able to read the dialect his books were in.
His vinzburg of these notions with others brought him to the at This is an insightful book for all of us who assume European peasants were illiterate, uneducated, non-thinking folk. Deve per forza avere qualcosa di speciale!
Ginzbyrg is a wonderful guy to read about, alternately audacious and very sad. The most holy majesty decreed that these should be God and the angels, and among that number of angels there was also God, he too having been created out of that mass at the same time, and he was named lord with four captains, Lucifer, Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Menocchio had a “tendency to reduce religion to morality”, using this as justification for his blasphemy during his trial because he believed that the only sin was to harm one’s neighbor and that to blaspheme caused no harm to anyone but the blasphemer.
When asked about the soul he said that it ascended to God for judgment. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Ceese cominciato a leggere e mi sono sentita un’ignorantona di prima categoria. He went so far as to say that Jesus was born of man and Mary was not a virgin, that the Pope had no power given to him from God but simply exemplified the qualities of a good manand that Christ had not died to “redeem humanity”.
He provided his full ideas to more advanced audiences like the inquisitor. Fino a che non arriva il rogo As a caroo, the reader is witness to a collision between two worlds, that of the oral culture of the peasant and the literate culture tthe the aristocracy.
The book is a notable example of cultural historythe history of mentalities and microhistory. They are living documents, in that they present a theology that evolves before our eyes, in response to the attacks of his interrogator. That makes it all just seem like tenuous speculation.
Retrieved from ” https: Menocchio believes that mans relationship to man is more wlrms than his relationship Blind Alley?: Selected pages Title Page.
The church did not act properly. Only in the s in England could Levellers, Diggers, Ranters, early Quakers and other sectaries get some popular ideas into print.
Apr 15, Aaron Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: Account Options Sign in. The occupation of miller set Menocchio apart. His books and writings were confiscated. He may not have wormms read the books he says he did.
I’m still not sure about his conclusions in as much as they are predicated on the suitability of Menocchio, a single and rather eccentric man, as a means woms investigating Friuli peasantry as a whole.
The reason this book gets assigned in history courses is because of its historiographic interest, the overlap between social history and the history of ideas.
The second level of this book is Ginzburg’s quest to reconstruct how Menocchio came to his bizarre cosmology, which at various points seem to correspond to other movements—Lutheranism, Venetian Anabaptism, Socinianism, radical humanism, and even Hinduism, shamanism, and ancient Greek philosophy—but in its entirety cannot be identified with any of them.